Shubman Gill played a knock of unbeaten 70 to help Kolkata Knight Riders win the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the process, he added a 92-run stand with Eoin Morgan as the duo displayed quality batsmanship in the game.
The stand was one of the turning points of the game. What was exciting was Gill took the charge from the onset while Morgan played the second fiddle. After the game, Shubman Gill spoke about how he went about in the partnership with Morgan.
“The conversations weren’t long in the middle, we were trying to anticipate what the bowlers were trying to do. The total wasn’t big so it was important for me to stay there. As a batting unit we all did well,” said Gill.
Shubman Gill Wants to Learn The ‘Reverse Sweep’ From Eoin Morgan
Shubman Gill further said that he wants to learn the reverse-sweep from the master himself. Eoin Morgan plays the reverse-sweep to perfection and this is the shot that Gill wants top master now.
“He batted really well, especially against the spinners. His reverse-sweeping and sweeping is something I definitely want to learn” Gill said.
As far as Eoin Morgan is concerned, he failed to take KKR home against Mumbai Indians and was out for just 16 off 20 balls. However, against SRH, he played with a lot of maturity and ensured Kolkata gets their first win of the campaign.
Gill-Morgan Key For KKR Against RR
KKR play Rajasthan Royals next on September 30 in Dubai and both Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan will be expected to keep up their form against the Royals, who are unbeaten so far in the season.
Out of the 21 games played between both sides, each team has won 10 each with one of them being a no-result. However, in the last five matches between the two teams, KKR have had the wood over their opponents winning four of them.
With batsmen from both sides in form, we can expect another high-scoring match in this KKR vs RR contest. What will be intriguing to see is what will the captain who will win the toss choose to do. With dew being a deciding factor will they be brave enough to bowl second.